Bar to convene EGM over 'blatantly unconstitutional' appointments

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The Malaysian Bar will convene an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to address what it described as the "blatantly unconstitutional" appointment of Chief Justice Md Raus Sharif and Court of Appeal president Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin as additional judges.

"The Malaysian Bar is of the considered view that the appointment of Md Raus and Zulkefli as additional judges and to continue holding the position of the chief justice of the Federal Court and president of the Court of Appeal respectively is blatantly unconstitutional.

"The Bar Council at its monthly meeting today decided to convene an EGM to discuss the said appointments," Malaysian Bar president George Varghese said in a statement today.

Both judges face mandatory retirement later this year, at age 66 and six months...

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